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    Past Versus Present

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Cacian, Dec 16, 2011.

    I often get unsure between the two.


    If someone says:

    I read the poem and I like it or liked it?


    should the reply be:

    I am glad you like it.

    Or

    I am glad you liked it.

    The question is

    1) Does the past in this instance means they do not like it anymore?

    2) Should I keep the present rather then past?

    Or

    3) is it to do with verbs because certain verbs express present and past at the same time?
     
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